Claus Wilke was interviewed by Jonathan A. Schwabish on the PolicyViz podcast. They talk about Claus’s new book, “Fundamentals of Data Visualization,” as well as about data visualization tools, standard vs. non-standard graph types, and domain-specific graphs in biology. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Claus Wilke was an invited speaker at the conference on Molecular Aspects of Virology, held in Mexico City in October 2016. During this conference, he was interviewed by Selene Zarate on why to study virus evolution. Watch the full interview here:
Wilke-lab graduate Stephanie Spielman was awarded the university’s 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award. This award is the highest honor The University of Texas bestows upon its graduate students. Each year, three graduate students are honored, in three different areas. Stephanie won the award in Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Biological and Life Sciences, against steep competition from graduate students from all natural sciences and engineering.
While in the Wilke lab, Stephanie wrote and/or contributed to numerous publications, and she graduated this spring. She will be joining the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple University later this summer.
Nature News reports an issue that caused a bit of a stir on social media this week, the long delays between acceptance of a paper and subsequent formal publication. The article prominently features a Tweet by Claus Wilke of an analysis showing that some publishers, in particular PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS Genetics, frequently take 60-80 days from acceptance to publication. The analysis was carried out by Daniel Himmelstein of UCSF, as he was waiting for the publication of his PLOS Computational Biology article. We are currently caught in the same situation as Daniel is, as we had a paper accepted by PLOS Computational Biology on June 11 and are now waiting for the official publication.